Giving

Different ways of supporting Westside

Giving Options

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There are many different ways to support our church and its community outreach.

Our Collection Plate

At Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, we take a collection during both services. We donate 100% of the loose plate money raised from Sunday morning worship to local charities, so that our collection plate serves the community. As with many faith traditions, giving to charity is a core aspect of, and in keeping with, our UU values. However, members and visitors may also choose to designate their offering for the church by putting it inside the envelopes provided.

Stewardship

Every Westside member is asked to give what they can — their time, talent, and/or treasure -- to support our church’s operation and programs. Members may make a one-time donation for causes, projects, and other needs that the church supports.  And they are asked to pledge their financial support for our church annually via a stewardship campaign. 

This year's Stewardship Campaign theme is We've Got Magic to Do. The campaign kicks off in March.  Key dates are:

Sunday, March 31: Rev. Shari Woodbury will give a reflection on stewardship.

Saturday night, April 13: A performance of our homemade musical, "Corner of the Sky."  

Sunday, April 14: Commitment Sunday, when we hope to wrap up the campaign. 

You can find related documents here, and you can find updates and reminders about the campaign on our Facebook page. And be sure to find out about our$15,000 challenge grant. If you would like to help us with the campaign, please email office@Westside UU.org. We hope everyone will do their part this year and help us create a little magic!

Endowment Fund

Members can support the long-term health of the church by contributing to our Endowment Fund. The investment and distribution of the fund is guided by our Endowment Distribution and Investment Policy. Donations can be made to one of three funds, all of which require congregational approval for disbursement:

  • Perpetual Fund -Fund principal is held in perpetuity.
  • Building Fund - Distributions from this fund must be used for land or building-related purposes only. 
  • Flexible Fund - Distributions from this fund may be used for a variety of purposes.

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The Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign will provide a 10% cash match to our congregation, up to $10,000 per legacy gift to Westside Unitarian Universalist or five other participating partners. The 10% match to Westside UU will be paid in 2019 and 2020. This gift helps our church in the upcoming years and leaves a legacy for the future of our faith. For more information, check out the Wake Now Our Vision Common Questions, or Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge Form, or contact endowment@westsideuu.org

Different ways to Give

Online

Give online using our secure form.  You can donate as part of your pledge, to our endowment fund, a one time gift or even to our plate offering that goes to a local charity.

Donation Form

Fill out a donation form and provide it with your donation to either the Financial Secretary, place in the Treasurer’s Inbox at the church or mail to Westside Unitarian Universalist Church